Dr. Bryan Folkers

Dr. Bryan Folkers

Dr. Folkers joined Dr. Bergman in August of 2011.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Iowa State University and his medical degree from Des Moines University Medical School.  Dr. Folkers completed General Surgery Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and continued his training in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery at South Pointe Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System.  He is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and recently was inducted into the Fellowship of the American College of  Osteopathic Surgeons.  One of the highest honors of a practicing surgeon.

Dr. Folkers is a member of the American Association of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  As an active member of his community, Dr. Folkers’  priorities are  God, family, and work.  He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons, fishing, and SCUBA diving whenever possible.

Dr. Folkers has numerous publications and  on-going research studies that keep him on the cutting edge of medicine to serve his patients better.  As an inventor, Dr. Folkers currently takes part in several surgical design systems which include the creation of a new technique within the field of  Aging-Reconstruction Cosmetic Surgery (Patent pending), the combination ” Breast Augmentation-Mastopexy” protocol, and Platysma-Stripping for Neck Rejuvenation.

Dr. Folkers has the extensive experience and knowledge in Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery which enables him to meet the variety of needs of  his clientele from around the world.  His consultations range from Dr. Foglietti’s patented Natural Vector Facelift technique to finger replantation and burn reconstruction along with his specialties and interests in breast reconstruction, augmentation, and massive weight loss body contouring.  He enjoys the precise attention to detail that Plastic Surgery demands, and sets his standards high for each of his clients.

Dr. Folkers will spend the time necessary to help you reach your goal of releasing the beauty that is inside you.



The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

A member of the Board of The American College
of Osteopathic Surgeons.
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
A member of the American
Academy of Cosmetic Surgery





December 1991-96

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

May 2000-04

Des Moines University
Doctor of Osteopathy, Sigma Sigma Phi (Academic Honor Society)

July 2004-05

Mercy Hospital General Surgery Internship
AOA approved Surgical Track Internship

July 2005-09

Mercy Hospital General Surgery Categorical Residency
AOBS/ACOSBoard Certified General Surgeon

July 2009-11

Cleveland Clinic Health System/South Pointe Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Chief Resident 2011

AOBS/ACOS Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgeon

Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Professional Organizations/Appointments

Appointments: 2004-Present

  • Resident Teaching Faculty, Des Moines University
  • Surgical Procedures Laboratory Resident Faculty, Des Moines University
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery Mercy Medical Center
  • Chief Fellow, Plastic Surgery South Pointe/Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Resident Teaching Faculty, South Pointe Hospital
  • Teaching Faculty, Mercy Medical Center
  • Adjunct Faculty, Des Moines University
  • Medical Student Preceptor, Des Moines University

Professional Organizations:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Fellowship of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Community Involvement:

  • Medical Officer, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Des Moines, IA
  • Tactical Advanced Medical Team, Des Moines, IA
  • Association of Ringside Physicians
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout


December 2003
“History and Clinical Case Report Study of Transverse Myelitis”, The Journal,
of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, 2003December, pp. 15-17

July 2006
“Perioperative Oxygen Therapy and the Incidence of Wound Infections”,
Literature Analysis.

February 2006
“Nutrition, Fiber, and Surgery”, The Juice, City of Des Moines Circulation,

February 15, 2006
September 2008 “Real-Time PCR Detection of Clostridium difficile Growth Inhibition using Probiotic Organisms”, ACAOS Conference Poster Presentation: First Place in General Surgery and Best in Show. North American Journal of Medical Sciences, 2010 January, Volume 2. No. 1.

March 2009
“Meckel’s Diverticulum and Renovascular Hypertension in a Pediatric Patient”, The Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, 2009 March

June 2010
“X-Y Vector Flap for Endoscopic Brow Lift Closure”, Novel Technique Analysis, Publication Pending.

June 2011
“Logical Sequence to Diagnosis and Management to Silicone Breast Implant Rupture”, Publication Pending.

October 2011
“Cubitial Tunnel Syndrome”, Accelerated Rehabilitation Express, Fall 2011, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 2


June 1994-Dec 1996
Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Explored new purification techniques and DNA mapping procedures involving the enzyme 1,6-Fructose Bisphosphate Phosphatase within a gluconeogenesis pathway.

July 1998-June 2000
Monsanto Company, St.Louis, MO. Research emphasis on lyotropic liquid crystal transport mechanisms within biological and botanical systems. Thermodynamic and kinetic energy profiling of various surfactant systems.

June 2007-June 2009
Des Moines University Medical School, Des Moines, IA. Investigation of new probiotic species for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of Clostridium Dificile, E.Coli, Enterococcus, and Bacteroides strains causing wound infections and/or colitis in conjunction with surgical procedures. Novel technique using Polymerase Chain Reaction and Fluorescein dye to quantify the growth inhibition.

Guest Lectures:

December 2004
“Central Venous Access and it’s Complications”, Mercy Surgical Grand Rounds

January 2005/08
“Common Abdominal Hernias and Repairs”, Des Moines University Medical Lecture Series

October 2006
“Diagnosis and Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, Mercy Vascular Conference

March 2006
“Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors- Diagnosis and Management”, Mercy Surgical Grand Rounds

March 2007
“Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management”, Mercy Surgical Grand Rounds

December 2007
“Past, Present, and Future of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction”, Mercy Surgical Residency Journal Club

October 2008
“Benign Esophageal Disorders”, Des Moines University Medical Lecture Series

January 2009
“Pressure Sores and Treatment Modalities”, Mercy Surgical Grand Rounds

October 2009
“Wound Care Management for the General Practitioner”, South Pointe Hospital Wound Care Center

November 2009
“Morbid Panniculectomy with Ventral Hernia Repair”, South Pointe Hospital M&M Conference

October 2010
“Pressure Sores and Treatment Modalities”, South Pointe Hospital M&M Conference

November 2010
“Your Body with Professor Bones”, Fairmount Middle School Cleveland

October 2011
“Career Paths into Medicine and Surgery”, Des Moines University Medical School


  • Double Board Certification
  • American Cardiac Life Support, 2009
  • Advanced Traumatic Life Support, 2004
  • Advanced Traumatic Life Support Instructor, 2005-present
  • State of Iowa Ringside Physician, 2006
  • Tactical Advanced Medicine, 2006-2009
  • Disaster Triage Medicine, Medical Officer, 2006-2009
  • AOBS General Surgery Board Certification
  • AOBS Plastic and Reconstructive Board Certification
  • State of Iowa Medical License
  • State of Ohio Medical License

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